Produced by IFAW for Discovery
Available for Free screenings ONLY
Huntwatch highlights the tumultuous history that is the East Coast Canadian commercial seal hunt. Forty plus years of ongoing activism, that included filming the hunt with an unblinking eye, brought images of the bloody ice floes to homes around the world. Garnering international headlines and sparking what some believe to be the start of the modern animal welfare movement, the hunt was almost brought to an end in the eighties. But by exploiting regional political tensions and blaming seals for decreasing fish stocks, the Canadian government continues to keep the East Coast seal hunt alive.
Seal-hunting in Canada is a complex and layered issue. Stay educated on the web of influences between the Canadian government, commercial hunters, the fur industry, animal protection groups, and indigenous peoples. For further viewing on seal hunting from a different perspective, watch Angry Inuk (2016). Follow the work of Harpseals.org for more information.
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